New Mexico high court urges judges to be discreet on social media

While Judges are not banned from judicial use of social media, online comments and befriending may be misconstrued by the public. The New Mexico Supreme Court’s opinion parallels the position expressed by the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Formal Ethics Opinion 462, issued Feb. 21, 2013. “A judge may participate in electronic social networking,” states the committee in Opinion 462, “but as with all social relationships and contacts, a judge must comply with relevant provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct and avoid any conduct that would undermine the judge’s independence, integrity or impartiality, or create an appearance of impropriety.”

Your Network is Your Net Worth

You are not an island. Encourage yourself to extend yourself and to express yourself. Networking is important! read here.

Researchers Able to ‘Hack’ into Tesla’s Self-Driving Autopilot Feature

Tesla’s autopilot feature is in the spotlight again as it experienced its first crash outside of the U.S. last week in Beijing, China. Tesla suffered its first autopilot fatality in Florida this past May. Researches have also stated that they have found a way to remotely hack the Tesla autopilot feature, essentially jamming the radar to prevent the car from seeing objects around it. Details of the hack are to be released this week at the Defcon hacker conference. Further, the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Tesla violated securities laws by not disclosing the Florida autopilot crash prior to a an equity offering. Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer for Tesla, asserts that the autopilot feature drives more carefully than humans. Read more here.

Which State Has the Worst Drivers in the U.S.?

New research and data from SmartAsset points to states with the worst drivers living in the Southeast region in the United States. Read this article to see which state tops the list for worst drivers in the U.S. Are you surprised?

 

City of Orlando Adding New Bicycle-Friendly Routes

Bike share ridership in Orlando is up! The City of Orlando has made it easier for bicyclists and automobiles to co-exist by adding shared lanes. The “sharrows” are shared-lane roadway markings and have been added to Orlando Urban Trail to Cady Way Trail, Bike Share Station Connection and Gertrude’s Walk/Bike Share Connections. Click here for more information.